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Vatican establishes diplomatic relations with Mauritania

December 9, 2016. The Vatican will establish diplomatic relations with Mauritania. This African country is an Islamic Republic extremely hostile towards Christians.
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Vatican launches new website for the Protection of Minors from sex abuse

December 6, 2016. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) has launched a website to provide the public with information about their mission: "the effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development.”
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These are the names of the 17 new cardinals the pope appointed at the consistory

November 19, 2016. 13 of them are under the age of 80, and thus able to vote in a hypothetical conclave, and four of them are non-electors.

Pope creates a Pontifical Council to promote the new evangelization of the West

2010-06-28

The technical name of the dicastery is the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization of the West.  Announced during a ceremony in the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, the department will be dedicated to bringing Christian faith to places where the concept of God has been overshadowed.

The first president of the department could  be Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, the current rector of the Lateran University of Rome and president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

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